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The Claim – Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Writer: Tim Cowbury Director: Mark Maughan Reviewer: Stephen Bates When you are sitting in a room at the end of an unwelcoming corridor in a building with ties to officialdom, such as a town hall, it hardly comes as a surprise when someone wanders in looking lost. Tim Cowbury’s comedy begins with the appearance of Serge, an arrival from Democratic ...

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Trouble in Mind – The Print Room at the Coronet, London

Writer: Alice Childress Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Theatre is about unity; a group of performers and creatives coming together with an audience to tell stories. But this idea implies there is equality between these groups, which is still far from the case. Alice Childress’ 1955 play Trouble in Mind which transfers from the Theatre Royal in Bath to ...

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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – Home, Manchester

 Writer: Michael Morpurgo Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Mel Duncan Hidden stories and those long forgotten can be the beginnings of magical theatre which teach one to probe deeper into the world around them.  Given that Slapton Sands, the village depicted in Michael Morpurgo’s much-loved book sits in such proximity to Kneehigh’s creative stomping ground, this would be a natural choice of ...

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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Hannah Powell A mesmerising tale following the adventures of a little twelve-year-old girl and her cat, Tips, 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips is an explosion of physical theatre, dance, projection, puppetry and more. The classic Michael Morpurgo story is brought vividly to life transporting the audience to 1943 and the small ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Dramaturg and Lyricist: Tanika Gupta Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   There are two massive things to review here with the new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Globe. The first is the play itself, and the second is the statement of intent from new Artistic Director Emma Rice. With lighting rigs, sound systems ...

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NEWS: New casting announced for Shakespeare in Love

Rehearsals start on Monday for the new cast of Shakespeare in Love before they open on 12 January 2015. The production, at London’s Noel Coward Theatre, features one of the largest casts for a play in the West End and is currently booking until April 2015. Orlando Jameswillstar as Will Shakespeare oppositeEve Ponsonbyas Viola De Lesseps. The pair recently appeared ...

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Romeo and Juliet – HOME at Victoria Baths, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Walter Meierjohann Reviewer: Scott Stait HOME Manchester presents a bold reimagining of one of the greatest love stories ever told, that takes audiences by the hand and invites them to lose themselves in the faded beauty of the striking Victoria Baths. With the explosion of positive feedback that Angel Meadow generated, pressure was surely on for ...

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